Press Release for Exhibition:
TIFFANY CHUNG – TOMORROW ISN’T HERE
Opening Reception with the Artist: Thursday, September 6 from 6-8 PM
We are pleased to welcome back Tiffany Chung for her third solo exhibition at Tyler Rollins Fine Art.
Chung is one of the most prominent and internationally active artists based in Vietnam. She is
participating in an impressive array of exhibitions this year, including: Six Lines of Flight at the San
Francisco Museum of Modern Art (September 15 – December 31, 2012); The Map as Art at the Kemper
Museum of Contemporary Art, Kansas City, Missouri (September 14, 2012 – April 21, 2013); There Can
Be No Better World, Museum of Contemporary Art & Design at De La Salle College of Saint Benilde,
Manila, Philippines (through August 18, 2012); Facing West/Looking East, Oceanside Museum of Art,
Oceanside, California (August 12, 2012 – January 13, 2013); Asia Pacific Triennial in Brisbane, Australia
(December 8, 2012 – April 14, 2013); and the Kuandu Biennale, Taiwan.
Chung’s upcoming exhibition at Tyler Rollins Fine Art, TOMORROW ISN’T HERE , is part of a new series
of multimedia works called The Galápagos Project, which derives from her research on various
processes of transformation in towns and cities in several post-industrial countries. The series explores
deindustrialization, demographic changes, global economic crises, natural disasters, extreme climate
impact and human destruction. The exhibition references the Great Plains and Dust Bowl of the 1930s
to epitomize the decline of an extensive flatland region due to natural disaster and human destruction.
With the misuse of land, inappropriate agricultural practices, and extreme climate impact, the severe
dust storms of the 1930s destroyed 25 million hectares of land and caused hundreds of thousands of
people in the Great Plains to migrate West during the Great Depression. TOMORROW ISN’T HERE
comprises a series of embroidered climate charts, works on paper, a sculptural installation, and video
In addition to her many projects this year, Chung has participated in numerous museum exhibitions
and biennials around the world, including: the Singapore Biennale (2011); Roving Eye, Sorlandets
Kunstmuseum, Norway (2011); Fukagawa Shokudo (Fukagawa Dining Room), Tokyo, Japan (2011);
Atopia: Art and City in the 21st Century, Centre de Cultura Conteporània de Barcelona, Spain (2010);
The River Project, Campbelltown Arts Centre, Australia (2010); the Incheon International Women
Artists’ Biennale, Korea (2009); transPOP: Korea Vietnam Remix, Yerba Buena Center for the Arts, San
Francisco, USA (2008) and the Arko Museum, Seoul, Korea (2007); Strategies from Within, KE Center
for Contemporary Arts, Shanghai, China; and the Fukuoka Triennale, Japan (2005).
Exhibition Dates: September 6 – October 20, 2012
Gallery Hours: Tuesday – Saturday, 10 AM to 6 PM (starting September 6)
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